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Monday, 7 April 2014
This Parliament considers animals to be sentient beings
SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT MEMBERS DEBATE
Christine Grahame, Chair of the Cross Party
Animal Welfare Group has Motion for Members Debate addressing Animal Sentience
agreed for 15th May 2014.
Motion S4M-09418: Christine Grahame, Midlothian South, Tweeddale
and Lauderdale, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 19/03/2014
That the Parliament considers that companion animals, farmed
animals and wild creatures are sentient beings whose contribution to
communities and the environment should be recognised and celebrated;
acknowledges, in particular, the positive role of pets in the lives of children
and adults throughout Scotland, including in Midlothian South, Tweeddale and
Lauderdale, and the comfort and assistance that they provide for many people
who have difficulty with vision, hearing, mobility or socialising, and affirms
that animals need and deserve the best possible welfare standards appropriate
for their species whenever they are bred, reared, traded or kept.